How to specify the requirements for executing PowerShell scripts (#Requires)

Method

Use #Requires.
-Version and -PSEdition are likely to be used often.

Syntax

#Requires -PSEdition [Core|Desktop]
#Requires -Version <N>[.<n>]
#Requires -PSSnapin <PSSnapin-Name> [-Version <N>[.<n>]]
#Requires -Modules { <Module-Name> | <Hashtable> }
#Requires -ShellId <ShellId>
#Requires -RunAsAdministrator

Example: -Version

Example of how to make it work only with PowerShell 5.0 or later.

#Requires -Version 5.0

Example: -PSEdition

Example of making PowerShell work only with Core editions.

#Requires -PSEdition Core

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Last modified October 11, 2022: update (8216439)